Battle-weary American soldiers attend an open air chuch service by a barn in Normandy. U.S. gunners commence a concerted artillery barrage before tanks and infantry advance toward Saint Lo, France, in World War 2. Various artillery and tanks are seen, including one M4 Sherman Crab Tank (Mine sweeper). P-47s, flying low altitude close support missions, bomb a critical target, and troops move ahead on the way to Saint Lo. Two German soldiers run to surrender. Saint Lo falls. Scenes of the devastation in the city.
American soldiers enter St. Lo, France during World War II. American soldiers patrol the street leading to St. Lo, France. A sign reads ' Saint Lo' 134th Regiment soldiers of United States 35th Infantry Division move cautiously along the hedgerows. An infantry man crouched near the hedgerow.
American soldiers enter St. Lo, France during World War II. American soldiers patrol the street leading to St. Lo, France. They move past a sign that reads 'Saint Lo' 134th Regiment soldiers of United States 35th Infantry Division move cautiously along th hedgerows. Soldiers move up a road as they advance.
First United States Army in Saint-Lo, France. American tanks move along a road to Saint-Lo. Trees on both sides of the road. First Army soldiers on the tanks. A German pilot prisoner shakes hands with Captain Richard Kellenbar of Marlborough, Massachusetts. The prisoner and the Captain converse beside a tent. The prisoner sits on a chair outside a tent. A large group of First Army soldiers escort the pilot prisoner. The pilot prisoner with raised hands with the soldiers around him. The pilot prisoner seated on the ground. The prisoner gets into a jeep. A few soldiers get into the jeep. Other soldiers stand around the jeep.
View of Saint Lo town during allied bombings of World War II. CIC patrol moves through ruins of Saint Lo . Patrol searches for deserted buildings though streets. Engineers use mine detectors. An engineer probes for mine.
German forces engaging Allies after Normandy invasion. French firefighters use hoses on burning buildings ostensibly hit by Allied bombing during World War 2. German soldiers relaxing and talking in France. A German commanding officer congratulating several young German officers, in the courtyard of a building. German Generals meeting and consulting together. The senior General and staff depart in a camouflaged army vehicle. French road sign points to town of Saint-Lo. Camouflaged German tank moving along road. German Tank Destroyer Jagdpanther (Sturmgeschutz IV Sd.kfz.163) following behind, on road to Saint-Lo. Closeup of German officer riding in open top of a camouflaged armored car. German infantry on their way. One carries an 8,8 cm RPzB.54 "Panzerschreck" rocket launcher, over his shoulder. Another behind him carries a flame thrower. German soldiers digging in at side of road. One has improved version of Panzerschrek (Model 8,8 cm Raketenpanzerbüsche 54) that has a shield to protect operator. The German soldiers fire mortars. Several sit quietly as the sounds of bombardment surround them. One taps wireless message on communication equipment. Two carry a wounded SS trooper, who stands as best he can to report to his commander.